Akufo-Addo Applauds Commey For IBF Title Win

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has applauded Richard Commey for his victory over Isa Chaniev and emerging as the new IBF lightweight champion over the weekend.

“I send warm congratulations to Richard Oblitey Commey (@RichardCommey) on his well-deserved victory over Isa Chaniev, and, thereby, becoming world IBF lightweight champion. Best of luck to him in the coming years. We are proud of him!! 🇬🇭,” Nana Akufo-Addo tweeted.

I send warm congratulations to Richard Oblitey Commey () on his well-deserved victory over Isa Chaniev, and, thereby, becoming world IBF lightweight champion. Best of luck to him in the coming years. We are proud of him!!

Commey, on Saturday dawn, dropped Isa Chaniev twice and stopped him in the second round to win the vacant IBF lightweight title.

The fight took place as the opening bout of the ESPN-televised portion of a Top Rank Boxing card from The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Commey started well and landed several power punches. Chaniev visited the canvass from a powerful right hook in the first round and was very slow to get up but was saved by the bell.

Commey continued from where he left off in round one and dropped Chaniev early in the second round with a left hook, eventually stopping Chaniev to win the world title.

Commey is set to face Lomachenko on April 12 to unify the WBA, WBO and IBF 135-pound titles. The winner would then be one title away from being considered the undisputed lightweight champion.